The company has now introduced the second generation LoRa technology with three new RF chips that are 45% smaller, reduce power consumption by 50% (4.5 mA) , and extend range by 20%. The new chips also offers a high-power transmit option (+22 dBm), supports FSK modulation for migration to LoRaWAN from legacy protocols, and includes a new spreading factor for dense networks.
Full list of new features listed by the company:
- 50% less power in receive mode
- 20% more extended range
- +22 dBm transmit power
- A 45% reduction in size: 4mm by 4mm
- Global continuous frequency coverage: 150-960MHz
- Simplified user interface with implementation of commands (10 lines of code needed to transmit or received a packet)
- New spreading factor of SF5 to support dense networks
- Protocol compatible with existing deployed LoRaWAN networks
The three new devices – SX1261 (+15dBm), SX1262 (+22dBm), and SX1268 (+22dBm, China frequency bands) – are currently sampling to select customers and partners, and will be in full production later in March 2018. Development kits are also expected at that time.
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